Don't-Miss Laptop Stories
This VivoBook occupies the no-man’s land between laptop and tablet. It looks like Asus is bringing the netbook back.
Surface Pro is a marked improvement over Surface RT, but the Windows 8 hybrid market is rapidly changing, so Microsoft's latest tablet may not be the device for you.
The CT15-A4 is an impressive thin-and-light laptop with loads of style and performance. It's actually not all that light, but you'll like it just the same.
This sleek budget machine looks good but lacks performance muscle.
Buy one for yourself, or give one away as a very generous gift. Either way, these are the mobile PC to beat this holiday season.
PCWorld editors select the best systems—desktops, laptops, and hybrid portables—of 2012.
This laptop has nice speakers, a usable touchscreen, and some expensive-looking design elements. But it’s just too bulky and underwhelming (performance-wise) to justify the almost-$1000 price tag.
The Yoga is perhaps one of the most usable Ultrabooks available today. It’s got a great keyboard, trackpad, and touchscreen, and it can be used in multiple positions.
Razer's updated Blade offers a good gaming performance and a cool, programmable set of visual keys for gamers, but its quirky nature makes it less useful for other tasks.
Dell's cleverly designed XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook functions as both a laptop and a tablet. It's heavy for the size, but a good performer with a great display.
The new operating system improves substantially on Windows 7, but Microsoft’s efforts to woo mobile-device users may leave traditional desktop PC owners feeling abandoned.
The S945-P440 is a mediocre all-purpose laptop that might make a good family machine.
The Inspiron 15R 7520 may not be an Ultrabook, but it certainly packs a wallop under the hood.